Pt 32.147 Pd 56.333 Rh 385.808 Au 56.255 Ag 0.683

CAR CATALYST OF THE WEEK & TIP OF THE WEEK

 This week we present the BMW  5 & 7 Auto cat. serial #1716492

Data

  • Car Private
  • Brand BMW 5 & 7
  • Ref 1716492
Monolith A
Monolith B
Metal Price $/g
Type
Monolith A
Monolith B
Monolith C
Ceramic
Ceramic
Weight
Monolith A
Monolith B
Monolith C
0.576 kg (1.27 lb)
0.476 kg (1.05 lb)
Palladium
Monolith A
Monolith B
Metal Price
2621 PPM (2.621 g/kg)
2823 PPM (2.823 g/kg)
$59
Platinum
Monolith A
Monolith B
Metal Price
273 PPM (0.237 g/kg)
0 PPM
$30.5
Rhodium
Monolith A
Monolith B
Metal Price
462 PPM (0.462 g/kg)
371 PPM (0.371 g/kg)
$395
$ Value of the cat.
Monolith A
Monolith B
Monolith C
$198.2
$149
Total Value of the cat.
Monolith A
Monolith B
Monolith C
$347.2
Note: Please consider that the PGM (Pt, Pd, Rh) content might change from one catalytic to another (with the same serial #) due to its condition affected by mileage, weather conditions, etc. *Assay made with Niton XLT3GOLDD+

PRICE COMPARISON IN DIFFERENT APPS

App
AG Metals
Ecotrade
Elecat
AutoCatalyst
Bacmetall
Palladium Catalog
Price
$347
$255
not found
$203
$250
$262
App
Price
AG Metals
$347
Ecotrade
$255
Elecat
not found
AutoCatalyst
$203
Bacmetall
$250
Palladium Catalog
$262

TIP OF THE WEEK

Margins in Auto Catalyst Trading In today’s world there are no big secrets. It is easy to have updated data, prices, interest rates, lease rates, lab results, etc. This situation increases competition and reduces margins. In addition, regulation became burdensome, and price fluctuations constitute high risk in a low margin setting. All these force us to adapt to work in large volumes at a quick pace, while also properly managing the money and minimizing the risks. When working with low margins, we must pay attention to: – Interest (that is currently increasing) – Expenses which are related to metals lease prices (especially in transactions where there is advanced payment and immediate payment). The scheme below describes the ecosystem price structure of the recycling of catalytic converters. It is important to emphasize that both the processors and the refiners usually buy goods only after turning them into powder (as well as conducting laboratory tests), and therefore are less exposed to mistakes and fraud. On the other hand the “collectors” must look for extra margin, as they are exposed to risks.

A.G. Metals

Ami Gur